hk47, on 04 June 2012 - 11:56 AM, said:
Do the writers even give a shit? Honestly?? Is it THAT hard to get the religions straight??? Don't they have a asoiaf-fact genius or whatever with them on set?? What is going on??
They can totally compromise the story regardless of what GRRM is doing or says, or how involved he is. He has ZERO veto power and the writers can do whatever they want. Sure, they probably want to follow the book for the most part, but it's their baby (like GRRM has said himself) and they have shown us several times that they will do whatever the hell they want. I really doubt GRRM would approve of Robb having a wedding in front of the Seven or a ton of other things that have happened in the show. But they happen because he has no control over any of it. I think some people are overestimating how much power GRRM has in the show. He is a consultant...he gives feedback sometimes. He writes one episode a season, but he is nothing compared to the power that D&D have in the show. And he'll tell you that himself.
This is really at the heart of it. It's no different than having the kids flee Winterfell at the end of the episode when, if you follow the story, there should be 500 Northern soldiers outside and no reason for them to be told to leave.
Kind of like turning Stannis into a card board cut out bad guy.
Those of us who love this story
don't want to see the essence of the story
change. It doesn't matter what medium it's presented in. Also, it's not so much as many people here stereotype in regards to people losing it about what's being left out, it's what is making the cut! Jeez, can't we at least get the things we decide to film right?
I don't think GRRM likes this anymore than we do and I would guess he is abstaining from offering an honest opinion for financial reasons and because the show is a path to the source material.
Regardless, it blows me away how defensive people are about the HBO show and the attitude that we must respect this and be very thankful we have anything. No, I don't think so. There's things I like, things I don't, and I believe these can all be discussed without being classified as a hopeless devote of the books who can never be pleased. That's nothing more than a cop out of valid criticism.